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April 22, 2012  6:12 PM

Twitter “does the right thing”, sponsors Apache open source

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Apache, Cluster, Open source, twitter

Twitter has this month confirmed that it will take now make a positive and concrete contribution to the open source community by acting as an official sponsor of the Apache Software Foundation (ASF). Reports suggest that this could be the first of several moves toward open source by Twitter as the...

April 11, 2012  7:54 AM

Twitter shares MySQL open source engineering ‘at scale’

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
MySQL, Open source, twitter

With what must surely be described as a relatively successful operational model under its wing, Twitter has decided to publicly release more of its work with the open source MySQL relational database management system. While MySQL has at times come under fire in relation to its ability to scale...


December 22, 2011  6:50 AM

Twitter open sources Android security: Twaltruism or Twilanthropy?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
altruism, Android, Open source, Security, SMS, social media, Social networking, twitter

Social networking micro-blog champion Twitter has open sourced the Android security software it recently acquired in November of this year from San Francisco based Whisper Systems. With a view to opening the future growth of the branded "TextSecure" security software offering to the benefits of...


August 11, 2011  4:43 PM

Twitter runs open source for developer website

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Content Management, Drupal, Open source, twitter

Twitter obviously makes more headlines for its user-facing news-related goings on than it does for its back room engineering and 'enabling' technologies. In some kind of effort to redress that balance, I will make brief mention here of the fact that Twitter has selected a Drupal-based community...


July 5, 2011  10:09 AM

Twitter edges towards open source for Mac user interfaces

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Open source, twitter, UI, User Interface

Last Friday, Twitter's development team opened the doors to the TwUI open-source hardware accelerated framework for developing interfaces on the Mac. Twitter claims that up until now, there has not been a simple and effective way to design interactive, hardware-accelerated interfaces on the...


April 26, 2011  8:12 AM

Poised for growth? Twidroyd & Twitter clients for Android

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Android, Client, Compliance, social media, twitter

Fact number #1: Android is the fastest growing mobile operating system in the world right? At least that's what the Wall Street Journal reported when citing Google's chief executive Eric Schmidt, who has said that more than 300,000 Android devices are activated every...


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